Savannah Palmer

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This man came from Rome to show Americans why the death penalty is wrong

Today, 105 countries around the world have abolished the death penalty by law and 43 more have approved public or <i>de facto</i> moratoria against it. Among them are Gabon and Mongolia, Cambodia and Russia, Albania and Kyrgyzstan. In Cuba, death row is currently empty.<p>Worldwide, only a few dozens …

Human Rights

The 2016 U.S. Presidential Race: A Cheat Sheet

Little-known Evan McMullin finally takes up the mantle of anti-Trump conservative, three months before the election.<p>There are three months until Election Day, and anti-Trump Republicans finally have their man—even if they’ve never heard of him.<p>On August 8, Evan McMullin announced he is running as …

Spare Rib Recipes Missing From Your Life

The problem with spare ribs is that they don't have the same ring as baby back ribs. Sadly no one wrote a jingle about this cut of meat. But we assure you, its inferiority ends there. When it comes to quality and flavor, spare ribs are where it's at. Some even say spare ribs are tastier than baby …

Meet Oberyn Martell’s Hardcore Daughters in New Game of Thrones Feature

Yes, this new <i>Game of Thrones</i> video is <i>actually</i> about the weaponry of Dorne, the grooviest region in all of Westeros. But all eyes are going to be on the fearsome trio of women wielding those weapons. (And you too, Areo Hotah!) We’ve seen glimpses of the so-called Sand Snakes before (surely you …

TV Series

Melbourne Tried to Have a Tomato Festival and It Was a Violent Mess

I saw a guy almost blinded when his glasses were smashed. I saw a kid in a tiger suit crying on the ground. I saw a woman struggling to pick herself up among the fury of legs and arms. I saw things I'll never unsee.<p>La Tomatina is a Spanish festival where tourists throw tomatoes at each other and …

Tomatoes

First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims

Doctor plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body using procedures he believes will soon be ready<p>A surgeon says full-body transplants could become a reality in just two years.<p>Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin, Italy, has drawn up plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor …

Case Western Reserve University

Mars One mission: a one-way trip to the red planet in 2024

The launch date is still a decade away but preparations are underway for the first human expedition to Mars. Here we explain about the mission, Mars spacecrafts and selecting volunteers to establish a colony on the planet<p>From more than 200,000 people who hoped to leave Earth and die on Mars, only …

Space Science

Crack Dip: Game Day Hero

Crack dip is the stuff dreams are made of. You have to give it 24 hours in the fridge, but OH is it worth it!<p>Crack dip. What the what? I had never heard of it but I've seen it all over Pinterest. It's been pinned SO many times. I was intrigued. I mean really, a dip that's simply called "crack dip"</i> …

Illinois law allows schools to demand students' Facebook passwords

Technically Incorrect: Conceived to combat cyberbullying, a new law in Illinois may result in schools demanding social media passwords, even if the posting was not done at school or on school computers.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our …

Social Media

The index card: e-cigarettes

Professor Robert West gives us the story so far on the new phenomenon of 'vaping'

As the 2015 'leap second' approaches, let's call time on scientists tinkering with the clocks

This act of cosmological fiddling only bolsters the delusion that if we measure time carefully enough, we can control it<p><i>This article was originally published on January 7, 2015.</i><p>Awful people, scientists. If only they had a little more history. Perhaps then they’d know better than to try to fix …

The Everyday Sexism of Women Waiting in Public Toilet Lines

If you’re a woman, chances are you’ve a) spent time fidgeting in a long line waiting to use a public toilet, b) delayed a bodily function because you …

2014 in review: the worst depictions of women in gaming this year

The industry made a tiny little half-step in the right direction where the representation of women was concerned in 2014.<p>There were a few great woman protagonists (like Amanda Ripley from <i>Alien: Isolation</i>) and solid side characters (like Amita from <i>Far Cry 4</i>, Ilona from <i>Call of Duty</i>). <i>Dragon Age:</i> …

We Did Not Start This Fire

I hesitated to write about the December 20 murder of two New York City policemen. I needed more information, to see how political events played out, time to think, and as Cardinal Timothy Dolan so eloquently stated in his homily the next day, it was time to "mourn the brutal and irrational …

The Game Is Rigged: Why Americans Keep Losing to the Police State

Being a citizen in the American police state is much like playing a game of cards against a stacked deck: you're always going to lose. The game is rigged, and "we the people" keep getting dealt the same losing hand. Even so, we stay in the game, against all odds, trusting that our luck will …

Justice

Asteroid strike: 7 ways the world could end

As a mountain-sized asteroid is detected heading towards Earth, what is the likeliest 'extinction-level' scenario for mankind?<p>Our solar system is littered with billions of pieces of debris, from the size of large boulders to objects hundreds of miles across. We know that from time to time these hit …

Singularity

Justices weigh limits of free speech over Internet

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anthony Elonis claimed he was just kidding when he posted a series of graphically violent rap lyrics on Facebook about killing his …

10 Picky Eater-Approved Recipes (That You'll Love Too)

The recipes that I get most excited to share are the ones that appeal to my kids as much as they appeal to me -- and let's face it, that's not frequently the case! Here are 10 favorite dinner recipes that have all gotten the thumbs-up from my picky eaters.<p><b>1. Parmesan Crusted Chicken</b><p>This is a great …

Why America's Police Are Becoming So Militarized

In fact they were looking for $1,000-worth of clothes and electronics allegedly bought with a stolen credit card. They found none of these things, but arrested two people in the house on unrelated charges.<p>They narrowly avoided tragedy. On hearing intruders break in, the homeowner's son, a disabled …

Law Enforcement

Woman With Disability Took First Steps In 6 Years, Then Ran Race Weeks Later

For Tichelle Florence, a limitation was just an invitation to show her true tenacity and positive spirit.<p>Florence, 24, suffers from Friedreich's ataxia, a progressive neuro-muscular disorder. She hadn't been able to walk since she was 19 years old, and she was told she was never going to. But she …

Why Shadow of Mordor's undead Elven hero and sexy Sauron are such a big deal

Monolith Productions revealed that <i>Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor</i>'s mysterious Wraith character is Celebrimbor, the original forger of the Rings of Power in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium.<p>Celebrimbor does not appear in the <i>The Hobbit</i> or <i>The Lord of the Rings,</i> which means most of Tolkien's …

Boehner’s impeachment trap: How the speaker set himself up for embarrassment

By suing Obama, Boehner tied himself to the pro-impeachment crazies — and the White House won’t let anyone forget<p>If there’s one thing the White House wants you to know these days, it’s that they’re really, very, quite concerned – one might even say “perturbed” – by the increasing likelihood that …

Asteroid's 'bad timing' killed off dinosaurs, new evidence shows

Edinburgh University experts say asteroid hit Earth at a time when ecosystems had been weakened by a loss of biodiversity<p>Dinosaurs might have survived the catastrophic impact that ended their reign had the devastating asteroid that slammed into the Earth arrived at a "more convenient time", a …

Right wing’s worst nightmare: The master stroke that turns red states blue

Our divisions are phony: There’s broad agreement on more issues. Here’s how we convert the Tea Party<p>Elizabeth Warren's rock star reception at Netroots Nation came as a surprise to absolutely no one, but not so her popularity as a draw for red state Democrats running for Senate, like West Virginia's …

Grilled Potatoes With Rosemary, Garlic and Coarse Sea Salt

Potatoes and rosemary -- a marriage made in food heaven, for sure! And although I love making the classic dish in the oven all year long, come summer I turn to the grill. One twist, though: here, the potatoes are marinated with the rosemary and garlic for 30 minutes before they're grilled. And once …

Arizona Botches an Execution, Then Gets the Prisoner's Name Wrong

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Arizona inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood was executed today on Wednesday, but like another similar …

Procedure to create babies with three people's DNA could be legalised in April

Government to press ahead with regulations on mitochondrial transfer after public consultation, but several hurdles remain<p>Britain's fertility regulator could allow doctors to create the first babies to have three people's DNA from next April after the government pressed ahead with plans to legalise …

Researchers fully 'delete' HIV from human cells for the first time

So far, HIV has eluded a cure because it installs its genome into human DNA so insidiously that it's impossible for our immune system to clear it out. While current treatments are effective, a lifetime of toxic drugs is required to prevent its recurrence. But researchers from Temple University may …

Robert Kennedy's Dangerous Anti-Vaccine Activism

Robert Kennedy is obsessed with the notion that vaccines cause autism. He’s particularly obsessed with the discredited idea that thimerosal, a preservative used in some vaccines, causes autism. Now Kennedy is about to publish a new book on this topic, and he’s promoting it both in the press and, as …